Originally Posted by Revenent
1. You know, Windows Messenger has the option of not starting up when Windows starts up. Go under Tool | Options.
2. If you're really set on removing it, just go to Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows Components, then scroll to the bottom and deselect Windows Messenger.
But make sure you close down Windows Messenger before you do the uninstall.
2. I believe this just removes the shortcut.